Introduction

If your charging port has become unresponsive or loose, it may be time for replacement or adjustment. This guide provides step-by-step instructions on how to access and replace the charging port.

Place the device face-down to access the battery compartment.
  • Place the device face-down to access the battery compartment.

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Remove the compartment cover to reveal the batteries. Remove the 6 old batteries.
  • Remove the compartment cover to reveal the batteries. Remove the 6 old batteries.

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To open the cartridge compartment, simply lift on the front of the device.
  • To open the cartridge compartment, simply lift on the front of the device.

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Using a Phillips head screwdriver, remove the four 1.3mm Phillips #0 screws from the cartridge compartment and two 1.2mm Phillips #0 screws from the battery compartment. Using a Phillips head screwdriver, remove the four 1.3mm Phillips #0 screws from the cartridge compartment and two 1.2mm Phillips #0 screws from the battery compartment.
  • Using a Phillips head screwdriver, remove the four 1.3mm Phillips #0 screws from the cartridge compartment and two 1.2mm Phillips #0 screws from the battery compartment.

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Using a spudger or other tool, lift and remove the front of the device. This should be done all around the device to ensure the two parts split correctly.
  • Using a spudger or other tool, lift and remove the front of the device. This should be done all around the device to ensure the two parts split correctly.

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Gently remove the rubber keyboard from the device. Gently remove the rubber keyboard from the device. Gently remove the rubber keyboard from the device.
  • Gently remove the rubber keyboard from the device.

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Use wire cutters or scissors to cut the wires attached to the charging port, and remove the charging port.
  • Use wire cutters or scissors to cut the wires attached to the charging port, and remove the charging port.

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Use wire strippers to strip the end of each wire.
  • Use wire strippers to strip the end of each wire.

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Solder the black wire to the bottom-most node of the new charging port. Solder the red wire to the uppermost node of the new charging port. See the following link for soldering tips: How To Solder and Desolder Connections
  • Solder the black wire to the bottom-most node of the new charging port. Solder the red wire to the uppermost node of the new charging port. See the following link for soldering tips: How To Solder and Desolder Connections

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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